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Thursday, hot stuff…


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It has been hot.  I mean HOT!  And it’s only the first of June.  Makes one wonder what summer is going to be like.  I think I ask this every year about this time.  You would think that after living in the South for as long as I have I wouldn’t be surprised by the heat.

At work the air conditioning has not been working.  Well, it is sort of chugging along but not cooling enough to be comfortable.  Yesterday the repairmen were there to fix it.  As we were complaining commenting about the heat and how being too warm made it really unpleasant to work, the repair guys were climbing around on the roof.

I think we, of the spoiled sort, don’t know what hot and uncomfortable can be.  And for that I am thankful.


9 thoughts on “Thursday, hot stuff…

  1. This reminds me of a particularly hot day I had one year. The a/c was not working and I had to wait most of the day for the guy to come fix it. He went to the outside unit and he came back in. He went to the electric mains and says,” who switched that off?” Pointing to the water-heater switch. “I did.” says I. “Why did you do that?” “Cause I wanted the water-heater off.” To which he replies, “That’s the a/c unit, not the water-heater!” I’d been miserable and sweating all day long because I’d pulled the wrong switch! The repairman burst out laughing, packed-up his tools and headed out. “How much do I owe you?” I called. Still laughing he shouts back, “Don’t worry about it.” I bet him and all his co-workers had a good laugh at my expense 🙂

    1. LOL Nice he didn’t charge you for the service call. I did that once with a garbage disposal that didn’t work. Turns out there is a switch on it that has to be reset when the power goes off. Who knew?!

  2. Good point about controlling the temperature. We’re able to enjoy the exact same temperature indoors all year round. Our ancestors were probably uncomfortable most of the time.

    1. Hey Greatsby, thanks for visiting. Yep I am glad I wasn’t around before central heat and air. Actually when I was a kid we had a space heater in the living room and no air–not even a window unit. It was ok–but I was a kid I didn’t know any different.

  3. You find the best cat pics anywhere! That cat looks too warm and exhausted. Yes, we are spoiled. And I thank God, also. Blessings to you, Patricia…

  4. I hold out as long as I can. But 102* and 78% humidity and I get really not nice without the AC.

    I know I am a spoiled brat!

  5. So true. . .Being the penny-pinchers we are (sort of), I have refused to turn on our AC. I open windows and imagine that there is a breeze blowing through (Breeze has been non-existant, so it takes imagination to feel it!) But I stopped myself from “commenting” when I remembered the folks in Tuscaloosa, Joplin, and elsewhere who won’t have the privilege of turning on the AC any time soon – or even a house in which to turn it on.

    We are all spoiled. . .

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